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Save Your Tooth Month Online Tool Kit

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Save Your Tooth Month

As a part of our Worth Saving initiative, we have devoted the entire month of May to celebrate saving  natural teeth – and to recognize the "savers" who make that possible: endodontists! As an AAE member, you play an important part in making a remarkable #SaveYourToothMonth possible.

AAE officially begins its annual Save Your Tooth Month recognition on May 1. Get ready for social media celebrations, media moments and a surprise or two! Those who wish to participate via social media are encouraged to use the hashtags #sytm2021 and #i ❤savingteeth. Dozens of members continue to celebrate and their amazing content can be viewed on their practice’s social media accounts and AAE social media properties! Be sure to join in, to make May 2021 one of the most memorable Save Your Tooth Months yet!

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How You Can Help

As highly skilled and specialized providers of dental care, you and your office team can help increase awareness around #SaveYourToothMonth and the value endodontists provide in saving natural teeth by sharing the example below posts on social media and by utilizing AAE member resources!

Digital Ways to Get Involved

1. Share

Share a story on social media about what natural teeth means to patients. They're the gateway to our bodies and an overall sign of good health!

2. Follow

Follow the AAE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube and engage with us online.

3. Tag

Use the hashtag #SYTM2021 or the evergreen #SaveYourToothMonth in your social posts.

4. Link

Boost your social media presence by with links to helpful and relevant aae.org content listed below.

Sample Social Media Posts

Does your practice have a Facebook page?

If not, use Save Your Tooth Month to start one.

Along with having a practice website, social media can be a great way to reach out to your patients and referring dentists. Let the public know how your office is celebrating.

Here are a few example posts you can use on your page.

Have tooth pain? See the specialist in tooth pain, root canals and saving your natural teeth!  An endodontist.

It’s May which means it’s Save Your Tooth Month! What do you do to take care of your mouth and teeth?

Do you brush twice a day for 2 minutes? Do your kids? It’s Save Your Tooth Month! Take care of your teeth!

Check out this site for some endodontic facts! Let us know if you have any questions and Happy Save Your Tooth Month!

15 million root canals are performed each year in the U.S. That is a lot of natural teeth saved!

Face Mask!

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Active and resident AAE members will receive a complimentary cloth face mask with their April issue of the Journal of Endodontics. We invite you to spread the love and show some teeth (saving!) spirit by wearing this mask over your own protective PPE!

Show patients how much you care about SAFELY helping them keep their natural teeth for life -- and encourage them to celebrate Save Your Tooth Month, too! Share a selfie on social wearing this mask, and use the hashtags #sytm2021 or #i❤savingteeth for a chance to be featured!

Patient Friendly Videos

The AAE has professional patient education videos you can share with patients and referring dentists. The videos are located on our website and on our YouTube page. Link the videos to your practice website, share them on your social media pages, and show them to patients and colleagues.

Endodontists: the Specialists of Saving Teeth

Learn how endodontists' advanced training, specialized techniques and superior technologies mean you get the highest quality care.

Root Canals Aren't What They Used to Be

It’s not your grandfather’s root canal! Just like technology changes, so has root canal treatment.

Get Up To Speed on Today’s Root Canal

Learn how endodontists, the specialists in saving teeth, use advanced technology and expert training to reinvent modern root canal treatment.

Root Canal Treatment Step by Step

This is an animated video demonstrating what happens during a root canal procedure while highlighting endodontists as the specialists in saving teeth.

Root Canal Retreatment Explained

This is animated and explains why a second root canal treatment is sometimes needed to save a tooth.

Endodontic Surgery

This video explains how endodontists perform surgery to treat an infection or abscess.

Root Canal Safety

Our Root Canal Safety video dispels myths about root canal treatment and explains how endodontists perform millions of safe, effective treatments every year.

Endodontists Put Root Canal Patients at Ease

This is a patient-focused video to help dispel the myths and unnecessary fears of root canals. It features interviews with patients and their endodontists.

Official Proclamations
in Your State!

Make #SaveYourToothMonth officially recognized in your state or city with a proclamation or resolution from your elected officials with these  three easy and simple steps!

  1. Use this website to help find the contact for your local officials.
  2. Send them a personalized version of this letter and enclose it with this sample proclamation!
  3. Plan to follow up with them with a phone call or email to their office to see if they received it, have any questions or plan to file the measure!

Worth Saving

Your Teeth are Worth Saving is AAE’s latest public awareness campaign. “Worth Saving” is meant to bring to life that, like your natural teeth, there are things, people and places that are worth revering.

About Our Sponsors

Sonendo, Inc. is a privately held company developing innovative technologies to transform dentistry by Saving Teeth Through Sound Science®. The GentleWave® System shows significant improvements in clinical efficacy and practice efficiency when compared to standard root canal treatment1,2,3. The System produces virtually no aerosols4 as it is closed-loop and the procedure is performed with a single-use, sterilized instrument, which eliminates the risk of cross-contamination. For most patients, the procedure can be performed in a single visit5, which reduces the risk of exposure to virus and improves convenience, with minimal to no pain post-procedure6. Sonendo is also the parent company of TDO Software, the developer of the most widely used endodontic practice management software in the world, designed to simplify practice workflow. TDO software seamlessly integrates practice management, imaging, referral reporting, CBCT imaging, and offers built-in communication with the GentleWave System. For more information about Sonendo visit www.sonendo.com. For information about TDO visit www.tdo4endo.com The GentleWave System is cleared for use in the US and Canada and not available in other markets at this time.

1Sigurdsson A et al. (2016) J Endod. 42:1040-48. 2Molina B et al. (2015) J Endod. 41:1701-05. 3Trope M et al. (1999) J Endod. 25:345–50. 4Data on file at Sonendo; internal testing report# TR20-002. 5Sigurdsson et al. J Endod 2018; 44(3):510-517. 6Sigurdsson et al. J Endod 2016; 41(7):1040-10484.